5/17 Grey AMPS 62 (OTJ trial now?!)

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  1. JennRoss86

    JennRoss86 Member

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    Hey!

    I have to leave for work soon and won't be home for several hours. I'm choosing to skip the drop and consider this the first of Grey's OTJ trial.

    His PMPS last night was 92 and his +3 was 55, my only concern is that I gave him more than a drop, but there was no daylight under the 0U line, so if that were the case it wasn't much more than a drop.

    Any advice over the next 3o mins or so would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you,
    Jenn & Mister Grey
     
  2. Doodles & Karen

    Doodles & Karen Well-Known Member

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    Definitely start the trial. Did you feed him and get another test in after that 55 last night? :nailbiting: Here are the instructions :)

    Start the trial on the next green pre shot.

    If he/she is green at your normal test times, no need to test further until the next "PS" time; just feed small meals and go about your day. If he/she is blue at your normal "PS", feed a small meal and test again after about 3 or 4 hours. If his/her number is lower 3-4 hours after a meal, then the pancreas is working!

    Post every day so we can monitor your progress and see if any tweaks are needed. He/she may have a sporadic blue number. Don't panic but post before you decide whether to shoot so we can have a discussion.

    After 14 days of no insulin, we have a party!!

    Sometimes the trial doesn't work the first time and we have to give a little more support in the form of resuming insulin. It's not the end of the world if that happens; we just give him/her the support needed. Our goal is a strong remission and it's better to take our time to get that than to rush into remission just to have it fail later on.

    Good luck with the trial!!!

    Once he/she is through the trial successfully, you enter a new phase. Your cat is still diabetic but has now become diet-controlled. Continue feeding low carb food in the manner successful for your kitty. If you decide to change his/her feeding schedule, let your meter be your guide to the best times to feed. Avoid medications with sugar in them and steroid medications unless they are medically essential. Continue testing blood glucose weekly for the first month and then monthly forever. It's a good idea to weigh him/her monthly. Weight should remain stable. If he/she seems "off" or sick, or is showing signs of diabetes (excessive drinking, eating, urinating, weight loss), test his/her blood glucose right away. Keep the teeth and gums clean and healthy; dental issues can bring a cat out of remission. If you see rising blood glucose numbers, it's time for a visit to the vet!
     
  3. JennRoss86

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    He's eating right now, but no, I did not feed him on his +3 last night :(

    I will update around +4 today on my break. Thank you so much for your quick reply!! I'm going to test him one more time before I leave for work since he just pigged out :)
     
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  4. Tracey&Jones

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    Good luck on the OTJ trail!

    I just love your avatar!
     
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  5. JennRoss86

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    Grey says Thanks!! :cat::bighug:
     
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  9. Chris & China

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    Some kitties just won't read the rules!!

    Good luck!!!!
     
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  10. Sue and Luci

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    Mahvalous, simply mahvalous! :D:D
     
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  11. JennRoss86

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    Thank you!! I am a proud mama!!
     
  12. JennRoss86

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    Hahahaha, I love it!! My lil poster kitty <3 Fingers crossed that this is remission!
     
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  13. JennRoss86

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    I'm so happy!!! I talk to Grey (crazy cat lady alert :joyful: ) about all of his furiends all over the world! This forum has changed our lives and I am so thankful for everyone!!:bighug:
     
  14. Amanda & Shmee

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    Excellent! Good luck on the OTJ trial! :smuggrin:
     
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  15. JennRoss86

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    Thank you!!!
     
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  16. krazy4kritters

    krazy4kritters Member

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    Congratulations! Paws crossed he makes it to the finish line.
    Diamond, my sugar kitty is halfway there.
     
  17. JennRoss86

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    Yay for Diamond! You can do it!
     
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  18. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    In the tbread
    when u make your new thread today put like day 2 OTJ trial so we will know what day u are on, good luck and Grey is doing great, good job momma bean!! I’m super proud
     
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  19. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    How exciting! :D:D:D
     
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  20. JennRoss86

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    Thank you!
     
  21. JennRoss86

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    I still can't believe it was just his diet!
     
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